Prenatal Screening

If you have any one / more of the below criteria you should be recommended for a genetic counselling session:

  • Advanced maternal age
  • Abnormal maternal serum screening
  • Abnormal USG/ abnormal fetal finding/ abnormal amniotic fluid
  • Previous fetus or child with genetic disorder
  • Family history of genetic disorder
  • Family history of cancer or if any immediate sibs of parents or previous child
  • Is affected with cancer
  • Maternal disorder associated with increased risk of fetal CMF or exposure
  • Exposure to teratogens
  • Consanguinity
  • Bad obstetric history ( RSA, unexplained IUD or still birth )
  • Infertility related to chromosomal abnormality
  • Embryo selection in case of IVF

Screening for community based genetic disorders:

  • Alpha/ Beta – Thalasemia, Sickle Cell anemia
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Achondroplasia
  • Duchene Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hemophilia
  • Neural tube defects
  • Gross chromosomal anomalies
  • Aneuploidy
  • Screening for chromosomal abnormality
  • Major fetal malformation as indicated by USG

Premarital counselling:

  • Couples counselled for
  • Thalasemia
  • Rh factor
  • Community based genetic disorders
  • Balanced chromosomal abnormalities/ translocations
  • Pedigree analysis to understand any recessive diseases that might be there in both the family